The most basic needs—for both humans and animals—are food, water and shelter. When basic needs are threatened, conflicts arise. In the high mountains of Asia, WWF seeks to reduce human-wildlife conflict through projects like the USAID-funded Conservation and Adaptation in Asia’s High Mountain Landscapes and Communities.
The Natural Capital Project—a partnership among WWF, The Nature Conservancy, University of Minnesota and Stanford University—works to provide decision makers with reliable ways to assess the true value of the services that ecosystems provide.
The 2011 symposium titled “Conservation Forward” brought together a diverse group of conservation leaders and change makers to answer one critical question: What are the most promising new ideas and innovations for effecting conservation?
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANTS for Short-term Training
These grants support short-term non-degree training that enhances skills necessary for effective conservation work and career advancement. The grant covers training costs up to US$5,000.
Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for an EFN professional development grant.
Applicant must be a citizen and permanent resident of Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, or Republic of Congo. Ex-patriots from outside the region will not be eligible regardless of legal status.
Applicant must be a woman currently employed in conservation at a government agency, protected area, NGO, or educational institution.
Applicant must have at least 6 months work experience in conservation.
Applicant must have identified and applied to attend a training course relevant to her work. Conference attendance will not be supported under this initiative unless the applicant is presenting a paper or publication.
Proposed training must be completed within 6 months and must not lead to an academic degree.
Individuals currently enrolled in an academic degree program are not eligible.
Applicant must have support of her supervisor with a guarantee that she will return to her position upon completing training.
Applicants who have not received funding from EFN in the last 3 years with be given preference.
Click here to access the Professional Development Application.